Ailsa Chang

Mitski's Many Lives

Aug 10, 2018

Mitski Miyawaki says she's lived many different lives in her one body. On her new album, she's taking on the spirit of a charismatic, swaggering cowboy.

Atlas Obscura, a website that details the world's hidden gems, and All Things Considered team up for a 2,200-mile road trip up the Pacific Coast of the U.S.

We start two hours and change outside of Los Angeles, at Joshua Tree, which has a reputation for a kind of pop culture mysticism, somewhere between the barren wilds and an Instagram post. We meet a series of artists who re-imagine the roadside attraction as a vehicle for their personal creativity.

Last year, NPR Music picked the 150 greatest albums made by women for the first year of the Turning The Tables series, an ongoing project dedicated to recasting the popular music canon in more inclusive ways.

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